Before You Apply
One of the most important ways to know if a college or university is a good fit for you is to explore campus. At the University of Minnesota Twin Cities, we offer many ways to explore campus and learn about the experiences and programs that make the U of M a special place.
The University of Minnesota Twin Cities offers over 150+ majors and 135+ minors. Whether you already know what you want to study or are just starting to look, the U of M will help you discover what makes you driven to learn more.
Each particular college or program at the University of Minnesota Twin Cities has its own admissions requirements. Applicants may be admitted if they meet the entrance requirements of the college or program to which they applied.
To learn more about how courses taken from another college or university will transfer to the University of Minnesota Twin Cities, visit Transferology. This free, web-based system grants you access to accurate, up-to-date information about how your courses will transfer and apply to a degree program at the University of Minnesota Twin Cities.
Transfer admission is available for both spring and fall semester. However, Carlson School of Management, the College of Science and Engineering, the College of Biological Sciences, Dental Hygiene, Medical Laboratory Science and Nursing only accept transfer applications for the fall semester.
Students who submit completed applications by the priority deadline will be given full consideration. Applications received or completed after the priority deadline will be reviewed on a space-available basis. Note: Some programs may close their admission before the final deadline.
The transfer application to the University of Minnesota Twin Cities does not require an essay or letters of recommendation, which makes submitting your application easy!
Please note, applicants to the Carlson School of Management, Medical Laboratory Sciences, the College of Education and Human Development, Nursing, Dental Hygiene, or Mortuary Science must submit a supplemental application.
To be awarded financial aid, students and their families must fill out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). The FAFSA application is available online. Even if you think you may not be eligible, we strongly encourage you to submit the FAFSA.
Students who live on campus are more likely to have better grades, stick with school, and graduate on time. Transfer students have the option to live on-campus or off-campus during their time as a Golden Gopher. The University of Minnesota Twin Cities offers a limited number of on-campus housing options for transfer students.
Transfer students are accepted into the University Honors Program every fall semester on a space-available basis. For more information on eligibility requirements and application information, visit the University Honors Program website.
When you confirm your enrollment, you are declaring your intent to attend the University of Minnesota Twin Cities, and we will hold a place for you in the incoming transfer class. To confirm your enrollment, you will need to submit a non-refundable $95 confirmation fee by the deadline noted on your admission materials.
Students must submit official, final transcripts from all colleges or universities that they have attended, even if no credit was earned. Once transcripts are received, we will email instructions to view your transfer credit evaluation. This evaluation will show the courses and total credits transferred, the courses that did not transfer, as well as how the transfer courses will fulfill any of the University’s liberal education requirements.
In addition to submitting final transcripts from all colleges or universities that you have attended, successful completion of high school graduation is a U of M enrollment requirement. In order to verify you have completed this requirement, your final transcript, including date of graduation, is due to the Office of Admissions by the date listed on your admission materials.
After confirming your enrollment, you will receive an invitation to orientation from your college of admission. Orientation is required for all transfer students. During orientation you will meet with an academic advisor and register for classes, become familiar using the University’s course management tool Canvas, and connect with other transfer students.